ITR-V Acknowledgement – Submission to CPC

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ITR-V Acknowledgement – Submission to CPC

ITR-V is the acronym for ‘Income Tax Return–Verification’ Form. It is a single-page document that is received when an ITR is filed online without using a digital signature. ITR-V is provided by the Income Tax Department to verify the authenticity of income tax returns and is sent by email to the taxpayer. Taxpayers can also download a copy of ITR-V from the income tax e-filing website. The copy of the ITR-V acknowledgement should be duly signed in ‘blue ink’ and submitted to the Income Tax Department CPC to complete the income tax filing process. In this article, we mention the procedure for generating and forwarding ITR-V to the Income Tax Department.

ITR-V Submission to CPC in Bangalore

If the assessee is manually verifying the income tax returns filed, it is necessary to print a copy of the ITR-V form received by email or on the income tax portal. The printed acknowledgement should be signed by the taxpayer and kept inside an A4 size envelope. Each envelope should contain only one ITR-V only. There is no requirement for keeping any other document other than the signed ITR-V document. The envelope must then be sent by post (forwarding through courier service is not acceptable) to CPC in Bangalore within 120 days of income tax return filing. The address for sending ITR-V is:

Income Tax Department – CPC
Post Box No.1,
Electronic City Post Office,
Bangalore-560500, Karnataka.

Once the ITR-V is submitted, the income tax return filing is complete. If the taxpayer fails to submit ITR-V within 120 days of filing income tax return and also does not complete EVC, the tax return filing will be invalid and the assessee could receive an income tax notice. Hence, it is very important to submit ITR-V, in case the assessee did not complete EVC verification.

ITR-V Acknowledgement Download

When an income tax return is filed, the Income Tax department would automatically generate the ITR-V Acknowledgement and send it to the registered email address. If the acknowledgement is not received, the assessee can easily download the acknowledgement from the Income Tax E-Filing portal by logging in to the online account and following the steps given below:

Step 1: Log in to the Income Tax E-Filing website and click on “View Returns / Forms” link.

Step 2: Select the option “Income Tax Return” and “Assessment Year”. Click “Submit”.

Step 3: Click on acknowledgement number of the income tax return for which you want to download ITR-V.

Step 4: ITR-V would be downloaded.


ITR-V Acknowledgement

ITR-V Acknowledgement is an important part of filing an income tax return. Hence, taxpayers are suggested to follow the points listed below while preparing and sending ITR-V to CPC:

  • ITR-V should be printed in dark blank ink and clear to read.
  • ITR-V should have an original signature in blue ink.
  • The signature should not be on the barcode of the Form. Barcode and numbers below the barcode should be clearly seen.
  • Stapler should not be used on the Form ITR-V.
  • Do not fold this signed ITR-V.
  • Enclose the ITR-V form in an A-4 size white envelope.
  • Send ITR-V to the CPC address mentioned above through speed post or ordinary post within 120 days from the date of filing.

ITR-V Submission vs EVC Verification

On submitting an income tax return online through the income tax e-filing website, the return must be verified either by submission of ITR-V form to the Income Tax Central Processing Centre (CPC) or through EVC Mode.

EVC Verification

To improve ease of filing income tax return and to avoid the physical submission of ITR-V, the income tax department has introduced EVC verification. The ITR EVC Verification can be done through 6 different ways as follows:

  • EVC generation using email id and mobile number
  • EVC generation using Aadhaar card
  • EVC generation using net banking
  • EVC generation using ATM
  • EVC generation using bank account details
  • EVC generation using a Demat account

Hence, to avoid sending ITR-V to CPC, taxpayers can now opt for EVC verification of income tax return.

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